The trend to save money by doing-it-yourself has become a popular one, and many homeowners find home maintenance tasks can be enjoyable. However, smart homeowners know some projects are best left it to the professional and installing your home’s siding is one of those. Siding plays a critical part in keeping your home’s envelop secure, so your house can keep you safe and dry. One mistake could jeopardize the exterior, allow mold to grow or a host of other problems that could endanger your health and the longevity of your house. Here are three reasons to hire a siding contractor that can help you install siding that will keep your home safe and dry.
One of the biggest problems associated with DYI siding installation is the fact there is no recourse if difficulties occur during or after fitting your home with the panels. If you have a certified and trained installation professional complete the project and something goes wrong, the company often has a guarantee you can rely on to cover damages and problems associated with the installer’s work.
Manufacturers’ websites give details regarding the installation of their siding products, and almost everyone states the work must be done by a qualified siding contractor for the material warranty to be covered by the company. That means if you are a DYI’er, you automatically void the warranty when you put the siding up. Stay safe and hire a contractor.
Siding comes in different materials such as wood, vinyl, engineered planks and fiber cement. There are pros and cons to each, but if you don’t know which is best for your area, you could spend a great deal of money on a product that will only last a few years. Check with a trained contractor to find out which siding material is best for your area.
A siding contractor can save you time, money and headaches by helping you choose panels that will last many years to protect your home. The contractors have the tools and knowledge to understand how to apply siding that can stay secure far into the future.